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Sailing as a motorman

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  • Sailing as a motorman

    Does anyone know if you can sail as a motorman with a Class 4 CoC? Just thinking of broadening my horizons when job hunting.

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    I know a few who do it but they also have some other useful qualifications like Efficient Deck Hand, that they've paid for themselves or received as their original motorman training pre-officer qualification. British motormen aren't really popular outside of British companies, so you're limited to the RFA, BAS, P&O Ferries, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Cal Mac.

    I'd say you'd find it easier getting a junior EOOW job than a motorman job, however.

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    • #3
      Stena Line are always looking for relief/ temporary motorman. Basically working around 2-3 weeks at a time with one week off. Eventually you are likely to be offered a full time position. One week on one off.
      Phase 5 SPD engine cadet at city of Glasgow college. Doing a a combined motor and steam ticket.

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      • #4
        I wonder if you could sail as a motorman with a chief's ticket? Has to beat the sh1t out of being a technical superintendent.
        Go out, do stuff

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        • #5
          When you going back then? I sailed with an OM who went ashore. Joined a ship 6 months later and there he was
          io parlo morse

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